The stars I'm doing don't actually involve sewing a lot of diamonds till the final assembly, though there is a lot of corner to corner sewing of squares or rectangles upon rectangles then trimming to point. I've actually learned quite a bit in the process and the improvements are coming right and left, that's why I've hit you up with this question. If I see room for improvement, I'm confident you all can guide me. Thus far have been proved right in that assessment. Can't wait to try the tricks!